| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:15 AM
NEW YORK -- Early during the magnificent tribute to folk music at Town Hall while much of America was learning the fate of "Breaking Bad's" Walter White, actor John Goodman welcomed the capacity crowd to a night of reckoning devoted to what he called...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work.
But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Whatever your views about the legality of the Obama administration’s requirement that employee health plans cover contraception, you have to hope that the Supreme Court will take the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. et al. After all, how...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s new mayor, was just listed on some website as one of the nation’s most dateable mayors. “Fanciable” is probably how the Brits would put it. Never mind that Garcetti is married: He’s got an excellent set of...
| Sep 19, 2013
Walt Whitman might have gotten a good laugh out of this. I know I did. I mention Whitman because of a recent incident at the rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike named after him, a place offering food that didn't exist in Whitman's time and a stream of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing.
The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spitfire Pictures, the documentary film production arm of Exclusive Media, is teaming up with the Southern California start-up Tongal to crowd-source a new movie.
Tongal is best known for linking its community of film directors and writers with brands...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Wednesday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom included several inspirational musical moments from the likes of gospel singer Shirley Caesar, who reprised the gospel standard “How I Got Over&...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Tony Award-winning play of family dysfunction and warfare, premiered Monday at the Toronto...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:35 PM
CANNES, France — The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or.
In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, who carved out a solo career after a stint with Alabama's Drive-By Truckers band, is on tour for his new album, "Southeastern." Accompanied by his musician wife, Amanda Shires, Isbell plays the Troubadour in West...